Film preview: 'Maria by Callas'

Film preview: 'Maria by Callas'

Shining a spotlight on the late Maria Callas, the new documentary "Maria by Callas" tells the renowned opera star's story almost entirely through her own words, curating archival newsreel footage, interviews, unpublished personal letters to friends, diaries, and memoirs into an intimate account of the diva's life and career.

 

Film preview: 'At Eternity's Gate'

At its best, Schnabel's film immerses us in van Gogh's occasionally scattered perspective. It succeeds at doing what some biopics don't accomplish: giving us a glimpse into the process of a true artist at work.

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Film review: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'

The sequel to Disney's smash hit "Wreck-It Ralph" is a simple, heartfelt story about remaining true to oneself, and what happens when the video arcade where its characters reside finally gets a wifi router.

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Film review: 'Robin Hood'

The newest version of the classic tale never truly makes a convincing case for its existence, but well, here it is anyway.

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Film preview: 'Green Book'

The long road ahead
Aiming to be crowd-pleaser, the film's familiar odd-couple, “we can solve racism if we just learn to understand each other” narrative traffics in safe, comforting answers to the serious issues it seeks to tackle.

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Film review: 'Boy Erased'

Based on a 2016 memoir by writer Garrard Conley, "Boy Erased" details the author's experiences being sent to gay conversion therapy after being forcibly outed to his conservative family.

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Review: 'Wildlife'

On a certain level, the story "Wildlife" tells is not an unfamiliar one, but it's a tender and quietly powerful character study filled with understated emotion and incisive empathy.

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Film preview: 'Widows'

The new avengers
Tense, thrilling, and smartly directed, "Widows" is a heist movie that proves popcorn entertainment doesn't have to sacrifice a bit of intelligence or artistry.

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